Hectare by Anne Hanson


February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
160 - 420 yards (146 - 384 m)
27(54) inches in circumference and 8 inches in depth (washed and blocked)
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A graphic plaid spreads playfully across the surface of this cozy cowl in two sizes (petite/tall). This stranded colorwork project pairs a strong natural gray for the foreground shapes with a bright gradient yarn that provides shifting background colors in just one skein. Colors may be reversed to create softer, less distinct foreground shapes. Use soft, lofty yarns that will bloom easily for a final result with a consistent surface.

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.

Sample is petite size and knit in Bare Naked Wools Kent DK, color Tide Pool (gray) with Feederbrook Farms Entropy in Sweet Corn, a custom gradient offered exclusively to Pairings 2018 club members.